Notes & Reviews:
This important new recording is the first ever CD of Judith Weir's major orchestral works. Its release will coincide with the BBC Symphony Orchestra's and BBC Radio 3's annual January contemporary music event at the Barbican which this year celebrates the music of Judith Weir and includes live performances of works featured on this disc. The Queen's Medal for Music was presented to Judith Weir at a special ceremony at the Royal Academy of Music on December 13, 2007. Judith is the third recipient of this award, which is made annually to an individual (or group of musicians) who is judged to have had a major influence on the musical life of the nation. The two previous recipients are Sir Charles Mackerras and Bryn Terfel.
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Lutyens: Trios, Motet, etc / Weeks, Maxwell, et al
Pettersson: Vox Humana; Rosenberg: The Shepherd of Days
Brian Ferneyhough: Music for Chorus / de la Martinez, et al
Karolju - Christmas Music from Rouse, Lutoslawski, Rodrigo
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge; Gurney, Venables / Kennedy, Dante Quartet, et al
Judith Weir: Piano Concerto, Piano Trio, etc / Domus, et al
J. Anderson: Book of Hours, Symphony, etc / Oramo, Knussen
Oliver Knussen: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3; Ophelia Dances; Trumpets Coursing; Cantata
Madrigali: Fire and Roses / Paul Mealor, Con Anima Chamber Choir